26 October, 2013

Belle Amie and Gazi College @ Piraeus

Having read in Athenorama that a new cafe-restaurant has recently opened in Piraeus, we paid a visit to see.

It is on Angelou Metaxa Street, but in reality it is on the Piazza Kanari, because Metaxa street is closed to cars.

The new place is called Belle Amie and it now occupies a large Neo Classic building. I hever realized there was a Neo Classic here and I do not remember what there was. There was a series of cafeterias on this street, but they were old and somehow degraded.

We were seated outside, as it was a warm day and GH always prefers al fresco, but also the indoor space is beautiful.

It took a while to come to take our order and we had to call one waitress at a certain point, although there were many serving staff.

And the waitress took our ordered made a mistake and brought a freddo "metrio" (average amount of sugar), instead of freddo with little sugar that I ordered. It was, however, promptly corrected and my coffee was replaced.

Our coffees were accompanied by 3 cookies. It is a nice gesture, but I think it is not thoughtful to serve 3 cookies to 2 persons. If they don't want to serve 4, they should serve only 2.

They did not give us a full menu, but there was this sheet on every table indicating "dishes of the day". It looked interesting, but it was too early for lunch and neither us nor other patrons were not eating anything. We will stop by one day to try something out.

A freddo cappuccino cost 3.80 Euro, which is toward the expensive end of price range in the area. It was justified because of the location.

Belle Amie
Aggelou Metaxa 11, Piraeus, Greece
Αγγ. Μεταξά 11, Πειραιάς

In the same street, also Gazi College opened. There was much bigger buzz here than at Belle Amie.

We were pleased to see that the area was invigorated.

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